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Getting There, Alive

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January is National Awareness Month for Cervical Health and Glaucoma. It's also National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Radon Action Month. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. You can't see or smell it; only testing can determine the level of exposure, which is measured by assessing homes and levels of radon found in surrounding soil.

Doc Talk

Popliteal fossa: The posterior of the knee, otherwise known as the knee pit where your leg bends.

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Enosimania: Pathological belief that one has sinned.

Life in Big Macs

 

One hour of chopping wood energetically burns 1,156 calories (based on a 150-pound person) or the equivalent of 1.6 Big Macs.

Never Say 'Diet'

The Major League Eating record for bologna is 2.76 pounds in six minutes, held by Don Lerman -- an eat of strength, no matter how you slice it.

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